April 5, 2016

Baez to take seat on Foundation health plan, hospitals

Technology executive joins as board member of America’s leading integrated care delivery system.

OAKLAND, Calif. Ramón Baez, senior vice president for Customer Advocacy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has been named to the boards of directors of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.

“We are proud to have Ramon Baez join our boards of directors,” said Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson. “Ramón brings extensive experience in the technology sector to our boards. His deep understanding of the consumer experience as it intersects with technology is a great fit with our own efforts to use technology to advance total health.”

In Baez’s current role, he advocates for a customer-centric, technology-driven business strategy across the organization to ensure best-in-class experiences for customers and partners while increasing customer retention, partner satisfaction and brand loyalty.

“The vision and leadership of Kaiser Permanente and Bernard J. Tyson aligns with my core values,” said Baez. They are executing something that I wanted to be a part of and believe I can add value to their vision, and the execution of their mission going forward as one of their directors of the boards. I’m honored and thrilled for the opportunity.”

Baez joined Hewlett-Packard in 2012, as senior vice president and chief information officer, a role in which he oversaw the worldwide information technology strategy and all of the company’s IT assets that supported Hewlett-Packard employees and helped to drive strategic company priorities. This included global application development, the company’s private cloud, IT security, data management, technology infrastructure and telecommunication networks. He also serves as chairman for the company’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Board, an entity that serves as the strategic governing body for global diversity and inclusion throughout all aspects of the company.

His career spans nearly 40 years at global Fortune 100 companies in the manufacturing, packaged goods, aerospace and defense industries, and products and services for the scientific community. Before HP, he held chief information officer positions at Kimberly-Clark Corp., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group. Baez began his career at Northrop Grumman, where for over 25 years, he assumed roles of increasing responsibilities, including his final role as chief information officer for its electronics systems sensor sector.

Baez holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne in California.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.